Garden Court is renowned as one of the leading chambers in the UK for protest work, specialising in civil liberties, human rights and criminal defence.
We are ranked as a leading chambers in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for our expertise in these areas of law.
Our barristers have considerable experience defending environmental protesters in criminal proceedings, including:
Anti-GM crop protesters
The ‘Heathrow 13’
G20 Climate Camp protesters
In the civil jurisdiction, we have pursued legal action in the High Court on human rights grounds against energy companies, such as Ineos and UK Oil & Gas, who seek draconian injunctions to restrict the legitimate right to protest.
Our barristers have authored the key text on protest rights, The Protest Handbook.